Amateur Radio Newsline Report 1837 - October 26 2012 Amateur Radio Newsline report number 1837 with a release date of October 26 2012 to follow in 5-4-3-2-1. The following is a Q-S-T. New Zealand hams will have to wait a while longer to gain full access to 6 meters; Germany's national ham radio society says no to a new pan- European B-P-L standard; thethe Hurricane Watch Net activates for hurricane Sandy; G-R-E quits the scanner business and a well known British soprano will be the next space tourist to visit the International Space Station. Find out who on Amateur Radio NewslineT report number 1837 coming your way right now. (Billboard Cart Here) ** RESTRUCTURING: CLOSURE OF TV CHANNEL 1 AND ZL ACCESS TO 6 METERS UPDATE Changes will be coming to the 6 meter band down-under, but not as quickly as some hams in New Zealand had hoped for. Amateur Radio Newsline's Jim Meachen, ZL2BHF, reports: -- Amateurs across New Zealand may have to wait a bit longer to get full access to the 6 meter band. As previously reported, 50 to 51 MHz down-under is to be returned to amateur radio once all Channel 1 television has ceased using the spectrum and the current management right for this band expires. What may not be known by some hams is that the last New Zealand channel 1 television transmitter is not due to close down until November 2013. After that, the management right under which it operates does not expire until August 2015. Because of this, the New Zealand national amateur radio society, NZART, is working with the nations Radio Spectrum Management on arrangements for the period between when all the Channel 1 transmitters are turned off and their management right expires. In the meantime any New Zealand amateur in an area where TV channel 1 is no longer operating can apply for a permit to operate on the band. For the Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Jim Meachen, ZL2BHF, down-under in Nelson, New Zealand -- As we go to air, not exact date when all New Zealand hams will have 6 meter access is known. (NZART) ** RADIO LAW: DARC TO OPPOSE NEWLY PROPOSED EUROPEAN PLT STANDARD Germany's national amateur radio society, the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club, or DARC will be asking the Deutsche Commission for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies to oppose a new pan-European draft Power Line Transmission standard. PLT is what Europe call Broadband over Powerline or BPL. During its October 22nd meeting, the DARC Board discussed the pros and cons of the proposed draft standard. While it said that it recognizes the new draft provided for some non- binding commitments for notching out of certain frequencies in the amateur bands, it also noted that it fears the future ambitions of the manufacturers of other PLC products in the direction of higher limits for the emission of harmful electromagnetic or EMC interference. This could lead to a weakening of the previous limits in other European EMC standards. To be clear, this new standard concerns the devices that people install in their homes to run data over their house wiring. It has nothing to do with PLC or BPL that is carried over the over company power networks. (Southgate, DJ0QN) ** RADIO LAW: SARL TAKES UP ZONING REGULATIONS WITH THE CITY OF CAPE TOWN Its not just hams in the United States that are having problems erecting towers and keeping them up. And a case in South Africa points graphically this out. Amateur Radio Newsline's Norm Seeley, KI7UP, is here with the details: -- Recently South African Radio League President, Rassie Erasmus, ZS1YT and Legal advisor. Johan Marais, ZS1JM, met with a delegation of the Cape Town Metro Council. This, to intervene in a notice received by a society member stating that he requires approval in terms of the Environmental Act & City of Cape Town Zoning regulations for his antenna which is less than 15 meters in height. It was quickly learned that the council had received a complaint from a neighbor, which was most probably RF related. Rather than investigate the matter the Council simply elected to notify the ham that his antenna has not been approved and that it intend taking steps to either have him remove the tower or to apply for the necessary permits. But the South African Radio League delegation was right on top of this one. It pointed out that amateur radio antennas fewer than 15 meters of are exempt under the provisions of the National Environmental Management Act of 1998. Based on this it was agreed that the process will be suspended pending the Council consulting with its legal advisors. The South African Radio League will then be afforded further opportunities to discuss the issues once feedback has been received from the Council's legal department. For the Amateur Radio Newsline. I'm Norm Seeley, KI7UP, in Scottsdale, Arizona. -- The South African Radio League will be keeping the qorld of amateur radio up0dated on this one. (SARL) ** RESCUE RADIO: HURRICANE WATCH NET ACTIVATED FOR HURRICANE SANDY The United States-based Hurricane Watch Net has been activated for Hurricane Sandy. Net operations began at 11:00 UTC on Wednesday, October 24th on 14.325 MHz to observe and report conditions surrounding the storm to the National Hurricane Center. Sandy is expected to develop into what forecasters are calling a volatile hurricane as tropical storm Sandy merges with a powerful cold front charging towards the East Coast late the weekend of October 27th and 28th. As Sandy progresses the Hurricane Watch Net will be looking for condition reports from stations located in the affected areas. Hams in the places affected by this storm should be prepared to operate from a place of safety. Net organizers say that they appreciate the consideration of all amateur operators in keeping the frequency of 14.325 MHz clear, and listening for possible relays. Operation on lower frequencies such as 40 or 80 meters will be considered depending on propagation during evening and night hours. For information on the storm and the Hurricane Watch Net, go to www.hwn.org on the World Wide Web. (HWN) ** RESCUE RADIO: UK ESSEX COUNTY RAYNET CALLED OUT IN FLOOD WATCH Ham radio is called out in the UK as rising waters along riverbanks put several towns on emergency alert. The Radio Society of Great Britain reports that at 18:00 UTC on Sunday, October 14th, the Emergency Planning Officer from the Maldon District Council requested Essex RAYNET to be placed on standby. This in response to flood alerts issued by the Environment Agency. At 20.00 members were mobilized and deployed to the riverbanks at Heybridge Basin, Fulbridge and the Hythe in Maldon. This was in preparation for the high tide and possible tidal surge due at quarter to one in the morning. Thankfully, the high tide hit without any significant incident. RAYNET volunteers were able to stand down shortly afterward. More information is on the Web at www.essexraynet.co.uk. (GB2RS) ** HAM RADIO NEAR SPACE: PICO HAM BALLOON MAKES TREK FROM UK TO SWEDEN PicoAtlas VII, a single foil balloon launched by James Coxon, M6JCX, on Saturday, October 20th from Suffolk in the UK has landed some 1050 kilometers or 650 miles to the East in Sweden. PicoAtlas VII carried a GPS receiver and a miniature transmitter running only 10 milliwatts output sending RTTY on 434.301 MHz USB. The telemetry data from the balloon transmitter could be decoded using the free software at dl- fldigi. This program can decode many different amateur radio digital modes and can be downloaded for Windows, Mac and Ubuntu Linux at tinyurl.com/8zlo437. An increasing number of radio amateurs are experimenting with ultra light balloon payloads, typically weighing less than 100 grams. Balloons such as these do not go to high altitudes. Instead they float between 3,500 and 6,000 meters which roughly equates to 9000 to 20,000 feet for an extended period of time. During the 19 hour flight this balloon successfully crossed the North Sea before landing in central Sweden. We will have more ham radio space related news later on in this weeks report. (Southgate) ** HAM RADIO NEAR SPACE: MAY LAUNCH AND OCTOBER RECOVERY OF HIGH ALTITUDE BALLOON PAYLOAD An amateur radio balloon project launched last May finally ended this month with the recovery of the payload. Members of AMSAT-LU, had launched a high altitude balloon on 19th May from La Pampa, Argentina. The payload included a 70cm to 2m 4 watt FM repeater, live SSTV, an HF beacon and two video cameras. During the 4 hour flight, over 200 stations made contacts through the repeater. Unfortunately, while the flight was deemed to be a complete success the balloon came down in an isolated and flooded area. It was finally recovered from the mud on October 6th by a 4 by 4 off-road adventure group. The good news is that all flight data was retrieved. This included over 6 hours of video from the two cameras. Details can be found at www.uk.amsat.org. (GB2RS ** BREAK 1 From the United States of America, We are the Amateur Radio Newsline, heard on bulletin stations around the world including the W1JLI Memorial repeater serving Walpole, Massachusetts. (5 sec pause here) ** RADIO BUSINESS: GRE QUITS THE SCANNER BUSINESS BUR ALINCO NOT AFFECTED GRE, the radio manufacturer which also represents Alinco here in the United States, has ceased all manufacture of scanner radios. The good news is that Alinco product sales and service will continue. Amateur Radio Newsline's Mark Abramowicz, NT3V, has the details: -- The news was a bit of a shock to the GRE group in Belmont, California - word from Japan earlier this month that the GRE personnel in Asia and the United States were being dismissed and scanner operations were being discontinued. It was October 16th when the official word was released by GRE-employed U.S. managers of the shutdown in Japan. But there was a pledge to keep the California office open because of its distribution affiliation with Alinco. Michael Herbert, WB6JKV, a service technician and engineer for GRE's Belmont office, officially confirmed for Amateur Radio Newsline that things are still go for Alinco. "GRE America will continue to market, service and support Alinco's radio products without any interruption," Herbert says. "So, for us amateurs, it will be business as usual." And, Herbert continues: "No worries for warranty repairs. We have a great parts supply. We have a direct line with the factory and they are really eager to go forward with us and proceed." Herbert says he's not authorized to say much more. However, he says GRE is waiting on Alinco's new SDR, 100 watt HF radio due for delivery by Christmas. And, is expecting to distribute the new 900 megahertz /220 megahertz mobile radio about Dayton time next May. For the Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Mark Abramowicz, NT3V, in Philadelphia. -- The bottom line. If you own or are planning to purchase an Alinco brand piece of radio gear you have nothing to worry about. However at airtime the future of GRE manufactured scanner radios is unknown. (ARNewslineT) ** RESCUE RADIO: ISABELLA COUNTY MICHIGAN WANTS RADIO AMATEURS An Emergency Management Director in Michigan, is seeking the assistance of the local ham radio community. This to be ready to provide solid emergency communications assistance in time of crisis. Isabella County's Marc Griffis is actively recruiting licensed ham radio operators to help out in a variety of situations including training exercises. According to Griffis, there are more than fifty ham radio operators in Isabella County and he wants those who are interested to attend a Community Emergency Response Team training meeting. Griffis says there is a potential in Isabella County for emergency management to call upon those with expertise in ham radio operation, and he wants them to be prepared for any situation. Examples of the types of assistance Griffis is referring to include assisting in the coordination of search and rescue perimeters. Also, communications between shelters and in other situations where other forms of communication have failed. Isabella County is a located in central Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the population was 63,351. Its county seat is Mt. Pleasant. (Michigan Morning Sun) ** ENFORCEMENT: UNLICENSED IOWA BROADCASTER ISSUED $10000 NAL It's rare that you hear of an unlicensed broadcaster in Iowa, but it apparently has happened. This with word that the FCC has issued a $10,000 Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture to Thomas Costa for allegedly operating an unlicensed radio transmitter on the frequency 87.9 MHz in Iowa City. Amateur Radio Newsline's Bruce Tennant, K6PZW, reports: -- This past September 17th agents from the Enforcement Bureau's Kansas City Office used direction finding to locate the source of radio frequency transmissions on the frequency 87.9 MHz to a transmitting antenna mounted on a chimney of a residence in Iowa City. The agents determined that the signal exceeded the limits for operation under Part 15 of the Commission's rules and therefore required a license. The Commission's records showed that no authorization was issued to anyone for operation of an FM broadcast station at or near this address. On September 18th agents from the Kansas City Office again used direction finding and confirmed that the station was still in operation. The agents, this time accompanied by the property owner, inspected the unlicensed station's antenna and transmitter. The latter was located in a locked basement room. It turned out that the station was automated with a computer providing audio to a non-certified FM transmitter. The property owner stated that one Thomas Costa rented the basement room housing the station. Later that day, the agents interviewed Costa. At that time he admitted that he rented the basement room and installed the radio station equipment but denied operating it. Rather he claimed that several unnamed individuals owned the equipment and gave him rent money each month which he, in turn, gave to the property owner. Costa also asserted that the alleged operators of the station did not provide him with their names or contact information in order to protect him and them from the FCC. He also stated that he was told by the unnamed operators that he could expect the Commission to inspect the station at some point and order him to cease operation. Now in issuing the $10,000 N-A-L the FCC says that the record evidence in this case is sufficient to establish that Costa violated Section 301 of the Communications Act. Also that Costa can be said to have "operated" the unlicensed radio station because the evidence shows that he exercised control over the general conduct or management of it despite his claim that other individuals, who he refused to identify, were actually the operators. In this regard, Costa admitted that he rented and paid the monthly rental for the locked room housing the unlicensed station, and that he installed the station equipment. Further, during the interview with the FCC agents, Costa mentioned that he was warned about the unlawfulness of the operation by unnamed individuals, who told him that he could expect the Commission to inspect the station and order him to cease operations at some point. Assuming the statement to be true, it appears that, in spite of the warning, Costa nonetheless allowed the station to continue to operate in the basement room. The FCC says that these facts indicate that Costa consciously operated and/or otherwise was involved in the general conduct or management of the unauthorized station. For the Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Bruce Tennant, K6PZW, in Los Angeles. -- Costa was given the customary 30 days to pay the proposed fine or to file an appeal. (FCC) ** RADIO LAW: BBG ACCUSES SYRIA OF JAMMING SATELLITE SIGNALS (Print version only) The United States Broadcasting Board of Governors and several other international broadcasters believe jamming of their satellite signals last week came from Syria. According to an announcement from the board, the interference has disrupted satellite transmissions in Europe and the Middle East. Specifically, the jamming hit satellites operated by Eutelsat, a European satellite operator, and affecting TV and radio programs reaching millions of households. The board noted that the jamming started when Eutelsat announced it would terminate transmission of 19 channels belonging to Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting. Several international broadcasters also criticized the jamming, citing disruption of broadcasts from Russia through Europe, Central Asia and the Middle East. Here in the United States, the Broadcasting Board of Governors said signals of Voice of America, Radio Free Europe and the Middle East Broadcasting Networks were affected. According to the Broadcasting Board of Governors, an earlier round of jamming this month was traced directly to Iran. (RW) ** RADIO ON THE WEB: SOUTHGATE NEWS OPENS AMATEUR RADIO TODAY DISCUSSION BOARD Great Britain's Southgate Amateur Radio News has launched a new amateur radio forum discussion board. Called the Ham Radio Today the forum contains lots of amateur radio news stories, plus sections for special interest groups. While geared mainly toward Europe and IARU Region 1, the board offers subjects of interest to hams world-wide including specialty areas to discuss 5 MHz operation, ham radio satellites EME operations and reports from several of the worlds best known propagation experts. Registration is free and only takes a minute. You'll find the new forum board at www.hamradiotoday.com (Southgate) ** RADIO EDUCATION: ARRL GRANT RETURNS HAM RADIO TO MISSOURI SCHOOL Thanks to a dedicated teacher and a grant from the American Radio Relay League, ham radio is back at a suburban Saint Louis, Missouri school. STL Today reports that a new amateur radio club has been created at St. Charles High School, in St. Charles County. The club was started by science teacher Ellen Zerr, KD0PES, after the ARRL recently awarded nearly $2,000 to the school. Zerr used the grant to buy radio gear and antennas for the station. The last time the school had an active amateur radio club was way back in the 1960's. You can read the full story at tinyurl.com/new-missouri-club (STL Today) ** HAM HAPPENINGS: ANOKA COUNTY ARC CELEBRATES THE HALLOWEEN CAPITOL OF THE WORLD (Print Version Only) Turning to the social scene, since 1920 the City of Anoka, Minnesota, has hosted some major Halloween festivities, earning the reputation of "The Halloween Capitol of the World". To commemorate this years festivities the Anoka County Radio Club will operate a special event station W0YFZ from Anoka High School parking lot on Saturday, October 27th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. local time. Visitors are welcome to come observe the special event Haloween station. More about this operation is on the web at tinyurl.com/anoka-halloween- event (KB1UOG) ** NAMES IN THE NEWS: 14 YEAR OLD MAKES DIGITAL DXCC The ARRL report that 14 year old radio amateur Tom Jose, VU3TMO, has just achieved his Digital DXCC award. First licensed when he was 13 years old in December of 2011, VU3TMO is a 3rd generation ham operator in his family along with his parents. VU3TMO is a member of India's National Institute of Amateur Radio and the Dayton Amateur Radio Association. He is reported to be one of the youngest hams in his nation. (ARRL, Southgate) ** NAMES IN THE NEWS: ARRL MEDIA AND PUBLIC RELATIONS MANAGER ALLEN PITTS, W1AGP, RETIRES After more than eight years as the ARRL Media and Public Relations Manager, Allen Pitts, W1AGP, has retired. During his tenure, Pitts was responsible for developing public relations campaigns that featured the many facets of the Amateur Radio Service. The first of these was the simple but very effective Hello Radio campaign in 2006 that highlighted the fun and friendships of ham radio. That was followed by Emergency Radio, which built on the ARRL and the Amateur Radio Service's response during Hurricane Katrina. Next was his We Do That - Radio in 2008 showcased the technologies used in Amateur Radio. Pitts rounded out his career by spearheading the 2011 with the Do It Yourself or DIY campaign aimed at recruiting members of the burgeoning maker and hacker community to expand their horizons through becoming amateur radio operators. While W1AGP has retired from day to day work at ARRL headquarters, he has not severed his ties with the national society. The ARRL is currently seeking a new Media and Public Relations Manager. In the interim, Pitts has agreed to continue on a very limited part-time basis during the selection process to find a successor. He also hopes to be able to work as a consultant on the League's Centennial projects, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the ARRL. (ARRL) ** BREAK 2 This is ham radio news for today's radio amateur. From the United States of America, We are the Amateur Radio Newsline with links to the world from our only official website at www.arnewsline.org and being relayed by the volunteer services of the following radio amateur: (5 sec pause here) ** WORLDBEAT: OPERATOR NEEDED FOR 2013 AMERICAN SAMOA DXPEDITION Are you interested in going to American Samoa on a DXpedition? If yes, listen up. Bill Worthman, N6MW, and Jim Colletto, N6TQ. will be active stroke KH8 from a hotel in Tutuila between March 19th and the 28th of next year. Their location on the island will be well south of the Pago Pago harbor area to avoid as much mountain low angle cut off as possible. According to their website, they have an opening for one more operator to go along on this operation. For more details and updates, visit n6mw.jimdo.com on the World Wide Web. (OPDX) ** WORLDBEAT: DARC SEEKS NOMINATIONS FOR ANNUAL HORKHEIMER PRIZE Nominations are being invited by the German national amateur radio society, the DARC, for the prestigious Horkheimer Prize. The prize consists of an etched glass trophy and a monetary prize for non-personal use. The money is to be spent for the promotion of amateur radio however the recipient chooses. The prize can be awarded to one or more persons or institutions. Any member of an amateur radio society in the International Amateur Radio Union is eligible, and self proposals are permitted. Nominations must be submitted to DARC by March 28, 2013, and the prize itself will be awarded at the opening of next year's Ham Radio convention in Friedrichshafen. More information in the German language is on-line at www.darc.de (DARC, GB2RS) ** HAM RADIO IN SPACE: FUNCUBE-2 A STEP CLOSER TO LAUNCH The highly publicized Funcube satellite has taken another step toward becoming a reality. This with work that AMSAT- UK has delivered a set of completed Funcube 2 subsystem boards to Clyde Space Ltd in Glasgow. The handover took place on October 19th. The boards represent the Funcube- 2 subsystem that will become a part of the UKube-1 spacecraft. Three circuit boards make up the spacecraft. One is for command, control and telemetry. An RF Board that houses the command receiver, telemetry transmitter and linear transponder and a third board contains the 400 milliwatt VHF amplifier and sensors. Funcube-2 will provide a 435 to 145 MHz linear transponder for amateur radio SSB and CW communications and telemetry for school students around the world. Its host, the UKube-1 spacecraft is expected to be launched on a Soyuz-2 launcher from the Baikonur Cosmodrome launch facility in Kazakhstan in March 2013. (AMSAT-UK) ** RADIO FROM SPACE: NEW EXOPLANET DISCOVERED ONLY 24 TRILLION MILES AWAY Scientists using visual and radio telescope data have discovered the closest planet outside our Solar System. One that is orbiting a sun-like star about 24 trillion miles away from Earth. According to astronomers at the European Southern Observatory the so-called exoplanet has about the same mass as Earth but it circles its star much closer than Earth does the sun, The exoplanet which is described as a planet outside our Solar System is outside the "habitable zone" for possible life because of hot and rocky conditions Temperatures on its surface could reach some 2,200 degrees and the surface is likely to be lava. Scientists discovered the planet while monitoring stars in Alpha Centauri, a neighboring star system, only about four light years away. That system is peppered with stars orbiting one another, making the hunt for planets difficult, astronomers explained. This is now the closest of more than 840 confirmed exoplanets. This according to research published in the British science journal Nature. (Nature) ** DX In DX, DF7NX is currently operational from Bolivia as CP8MW. He is active on HF Bands mostly operating CW. QSL as directed on the air. LU3XEM, LU3XEI, LU1XBF, LU5VAT and LU7DSY will be active from Penguin Island November 2nd to the 4th as LTZ0. They will be operational on 80 through 10 ethers using CW, SSB and PSK 31. QSL this operation via LU7DSY DF7NX is currently operational from Bolivia as CP8MW. He is active on the High Frequency bands mostly using CW. QSL via his home call, either direct or via the bureau. JR1MLT has been heard on the air from Singapore as 9V1KK. He is reportedly active on all of the High Frequency bands using various modes. QSL direct only via JH1ILX. N5ZO will be active from Ascension Island through October 30th as ZD8O. He plans to operate the CQ WW DX SSB Contest in Single Operator All Band category. If you make contact, QSL via OH0XX ND9M will be active from Diego Garcia Island through November 4th under the callsign VQ92JC. He also plans to operate the CQ World Wide DX SSB Contest while at that location. If you work him please QSL via home call. Lastly, ZS3Oh is currently on the air from Botswana as A22LL. He is reported to be active on HF Bands mostly using CW. QSL via home call. (Above from various DX news sources) ** THAT FINAL ITEM: BRITISH SOPRANO SARAH BRIGHTMAN TO BE THE NEXT VISITOR TO THE ISS The British songstress who created the role of Christine Daae (pron "Die Aye") in Sir Andrew Lloyd Webbers musical stage classic The Phantom of the Opera will be the next space tourist to visit the International Space Station. Amateur Radio Newsline's Bill Pasternak, WA6ITF, has the details: -- On Wednesday, October 10th it was announced in Moscow that world famous soprano Sarah Brightman had passed the required mental and physical examinations to permit her fly to the ISS. And in a video of the press conference made public by the Russian Space Agency Roscosmos, and the singer herself, Brightman described how as a child she was inspired by the Apollo 11 landing on the moon. -- Brightman: "When I look back, my minds eye brings me to a rush of images from all of the incredible things that I have been privileged to experience in my life. But if I keep tracking back, my thoughts eventually come to rest on a flickering TV screen in 1969. There as a small and incredulous child I watched a man bound gently from the steps of a rocket ship and land on the surface of the moon. "This really was an adventure. It was something miraculous. "For me it was an epiphany. From that moment I began looking into the future. I began to dream about what life might hold in store for me and of what I could accomplish." -- During her comments, Brightman said the trip would serve as a way to promote environmental awareness and to encourage women's education by helping to close the gender gap in the sciences. For this she has called on the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, better known as UNESCO, to join with her to make it happen: -- Brightman: "There are two key areas that we have identified which unify my personal passions, UNESCO's objectives and my spaceflight. Both are inexplicably linked and both relate to issues of sustainability." -- After completing an upcoming world tour to promote her new album appropriately called Dream Chaser, Brightman will undertake six months of training at Star City in Moscow in preparation for her mission to the International Space Station. Once on-orbit she is expected to take part in several educational ventures as just mentioned but it is not yet known if she will obtain an amateur radio license or has any plans to make any ham radio contacts from the ISS. For the Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Bill Pasternak, WA6ITF, in the Newsroom in Los Angeles. -- This is not Sarah Brightman's first venture into the area of science education. Earlier this year in conjunction with Virgin Galactic she launched the Brightman STEM Scholarship program. STEM is an acronym for the words science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Her program is designed to help young women in the United States to pursue STEM education across their four year college careers. (Roscosmos, Southgate, others) ** NEWSCAST CLOSE With thanks to Alan Labs, AMSAT, the ARRL, the CGC Communicator, CQ Magazine, the FCC, the Ohio Penn DX Bulletin, Radio Netherlands, Roscosmos, Rain, the RSGB, the Southgate News, TWiT-TV and Australia's WIA News, that's all from the Amateur Radio NewslineT. Our e-mail address is newsline (at) arnewsline (dot) org. More information is available at Amateur Radio Newsline'sT only official website located at www.arnewsline.org. You can also write to us or support us at Amateur Radio NewslineT, 28197 Robin Avenue, Santa Clarita California, 91350 For now, with Bill Pasternak, WA6ITF, at the editors' desk, I'm Jeff Clark, K8JAC, saying 73 and we thank you for listening. Amateur Radio NewslineT is Copyright 2012. All rights reserved.